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Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:49 pm
by Artemis
Larry Steinbachek, founding member of Bronski Beat, 58.

Probably not too many fans here, but I loved them in the 80s when I was in high school.

http://www.musicvaultz.com/2017/01/16/r ... 43b50ff41b

Another huge loss for the music community: Larry Steinbachek, founding member of British synthpop group Bronski Beat, has died at the age of 56.

Steinbachek was battling cancer and passed away in December, but it was not announced publicly until this past week.

The band was formed by Steinbachek, Sommerville and Steve Bronski started the group in 1983. All three members were openly gay at the time of their signing to London Records the following year. Their biggest song, “Smalltown Boy,” went to #3 on the UK charts and topped the US dance charts.

The group notched a couple more Top 10 hits in the UK like “Why?” (#6) and “I Feel Love (Medley)” with Marc Almond (#3). Sommerville left the group and was replaced by John Foster, who helped propel the group to the Top 10 again with “Hit That Perfect Beat” (charting at #7 on the US Dance charts as well.)

Steinbachek would leave the group in 1995 but continued his career in music and musical theatre.

Rest in peace, Larry. Your ability to break down barriers will never be forgotten.
IMO, this is still a great tune and stands the test of time.






Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:30 pm
by drifter
Tommy Allsup, guitarist who backed Buddy Holly, Kenny Rogers and others, dies at 85
http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/tom ... ar-AAlOudp

Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:29 am
by Bandit72
Probably not too many fans here, but I loved them in the 80s when I was in high school.
I was only listening to the age of consent the other day. Magnificent album.

Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:57 pm
by Artemis
Butch Trucks, 69
Drummer and one of the founders of the Allman Brothers band.

Earlier this week...

RIP Pete Overend Watts(Mott the Hoople)



RIP Jaki Liebezeit (CAN)

Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:45 pm
by Artemis
Tom Edwards, 41. Guitarist and musical director for Adam Ant.

I actually have tickets for the Adam Ant show on the 29th. I wonder who will replace Tom Edwards

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/adam_an ... ards_death

TOM EDWARDS, GUITARIST AND MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR ADAM ANT, PASSES AWAY
(CHERRY HILL, NJ) January 26, 2017 … Tom Edwards, 41, guitarist and MD for Adam Ant, passed away yesterday from suspected heart failure at Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Tom was on tour with the band as part of the North American Kings of the Wild Frontier tour that began two nights ago in Washington DC. He was found unresponsive then rushed to the hospital where he passed away yesterday in the late afternoon.
An autopsy is pending. No further details are known at this time.
Tom was an esteemed guitarist throughout his career and had played with Roddy Frame, Fields of the Nephilim, Rebelles, Edwyn Collins, Andrea Corrs, Arno Castens and Spiderbites.
“On behalf of Adam and his band, we thank all of you for your best wishes and support during this most difficult time, Tom shared his musical gifts with the world and his spirit will live on forever.”
In order to pay respects to their honored bandmate, Adam and his band have postponed their upcoming concerts at The Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia (January 26) and Webster Hall in New York City (January 27), but will resume the tour at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto (January 29).

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Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:23 pm
by Artemis
Jazz singer,Al Jarreau dies at 76, just days after retirement



http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... 76-w466441



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Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:05 am
by SR
Real fuckin loss here. RIP....Clyde Stubblefield.....James Brown Drummer

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... 73-w467805

Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:03 am
by Artemis
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RIP Joni Sledge
who with her sisters recorded the enduring dance anthem "We Are Family," has died, the band's representative said Saturday.

She was 60.

Sledge was found dead in her home by a friend in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday, the band's publicist, Biff Warren, said. A cause of death has not been determined. He said she had not been ill.

"On yesterday, numbness fell upon our family. We welcome your prayers as we weep the loss of our sister, mother, aunt, niece and cousin," read a family statement.

Sledge and her sisters Debbie, Kim and Kathy formed the Sister Sledge in 1971 in Philadelphia, their hometown, but struggled for years before success came.

We thank you in advance for allowing us the privacy to mourn quietly as a family. We miss her and hurt for her presence, her radiance, and the sincerity with which she loved & embraced life. We love you & God Bless You all. The Sledge Family."





Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:46 pm
by Matz
i thought it was Sheila E when I first saw the photo.....anyway RIP

Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:49 pm
by blackcoffee
Artemis wrote:Larry Steinbachek, founding member of Bronski Beat, 58.

Probably not too many fans here, but I loved them in the 80s when I was in high school.

http://www.musicvaultz.com/2017/01/16/r ... 43b50ff41b

Another huge loss for the music community: Larry Steinbachek, founding member of British synthpop group Bronski Beat, has died at the age of 56.

Steinbachek was battling cancer and passed away in December, but it was not announced publicly until this past week.

The band was formed by Steinbachek, Sommerville and Steve Bronski started the group in 1983. All three members were openly gay at the time of their signing to London Records the following year. Their biggest song, “Smalltown Boy,” went to #3 on the UK charts and topped the US dance charts.

The group notched a couple more Top 10 hits in the UK like “Why?” (#6) and “I Feel Love (Medley)” with Marc Almond (#3). Sommerville left the group and was replaced by John Foster, who helped propel the group to the Top 10 again with “Hit That Perfect Beat” (charting at #7 on the US Dance charts as well.)

Steinbachek would leave the group in 1995 but continued his career in music and musical theatre.

Rest in peace, Larry. Your ability to break down barriers will never be forgotten.
IMO, this is still a great tune and stands the test of time.





I was a fan, and have been listening to them a lot recently because I recently watched Pride with my family (great film BTW that focused on an unlikely alliance between Welsh miners and gay activists). Was actually wondering if they'd tour as many 80s bands are.

Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:25 am
by Artemis
blackcoffee wrote:
I was a fan, and have been listening to them a lot recently because I recently watched Pride with my family (great film BTW that focused on an unlikely alliance between Welsh miners and gay activists). Was actually wondering if they'd tour as many 80s bands are.
Pride was excellent, truly a "feel good" film.

Bronski Beat's music still holds up well after all these years. I would definitely go if there was a tour as I missed them the first time around.

Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:57 pm
by crater
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Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:49 pm
by crater
Here is a ticket stub from one of, if not the very first show, I ever attended. It was 7 days after my 10th birthday and Chuck Berry was the headlining act that night. I don't remember much of the show, but I can say that I actually saw the man do his thing that night.

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Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:39 am
by Pandemonium
Berry lived a long, full life and is probably the single greatest influence on rock n' roll - period. Keith Richards owes his entire musical dna to Berry. He had an interesting work ethic, when he'd tour hard during the 60's - 80's, he wouldn't bring a band, he'd hire whatever local cover band was available in the cities he'd tour, pay them cash, expect them to know *all* his songs *without a setlist* with no rehearsals. He'd basically show up at the venue and play with whatever band he hired that night for the first time which would often result in horrible performances. a 20-something year old Bruce Springsteen was one of the musicians on an East Coast run in the early 70's.

The documentary "Hail Hail Rock n' Roll" made in the late 80's is essential viewing even if you're not a big fan of that era of music.

Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:26 am
by guysmiley
He was always the king in my book. Yeah, glad he lived a full life. He was playing until the end. I used to try to play all his licks when I was starting out. He basically invented rock n roll guitar as we think of it today. Always wanted to see him live even if the show was a mess.

Sib Hashian, Drummer for the Band Boston

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:35 pm
by drifter
Sib Hashian, Drummer for the Band Boston, Collapses and Dies Mid-Performance on Cruise Ship
http://people.com/music/boston-drummer- ... hian-dead/

Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:01 am
by SR
Not known for his musicianship, Marshall dead at 88.....interesting snippets of info on the stacks evolution and those who used them...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertai ... 692bef7c71

Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:34 am
by Pandemonium
SR wrote:Not known for his musicianship, Marshall dead at 88.....interesting snippets of info on the stacks evolution and those who used them...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertai ... 692bef7c71
Erm, Marshall died in 2012. This is the 5th anniversary of his passing though.

Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:33 am
by SR
:lol: Who's Erm? Ah, I rely on my feed too much. It came up on my Yahoo page this am. :noclue: Still, an interesting read I think. And he's still dead :agree:

Re: The Dead Musicians thread

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:25 pm
by creep
Not a musician but Don Rickles was one of the greats. :wavesad: